Call for volunteer: Chair of the new Philanthropy Committee
The ASCI seeks a volunteer to chair a newly established Philanthropy Committee.
The ideal volunteer ASCI member will help establish and nurture potential donors to the organization. The goal is to obtain major gifts that can be used to support the mission of the ASCI, including but not limited to supporting scientific efforts, educational needs, and clinical aspirations of physician-scientists to improve the health of our communities.
As part of this mission, the ASCI provides two programs for early-career physician-scientists: the Young Physician-Scientist Awards (YPSAs), for those who are within 5 years of their first faculty appointment, and the Emerging-Generation (E-Gen) Awards, for those who are within 3 to 9 years of earning their MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degrees. Both the YPSAs and E-Gen Awards are intended to connect early-career physician-scientists with the ASCI community through access to the annual AAP/ASCI/APSA Joint Meeting and virtual career development, mentorship, and networking opportunities.
This year, the ASCI has initiated a new program, the ASCI Postbac Program, that will support Underrepresented in Medicine and Science (UiMS) students in obtaining an intensive, mentored, laboratory research experience. The goal of this program is to expose students to the physician-scientist career pathway and strengthen their applications to MD or MD/PhD programs.
The Society envisions expanding these programs further to support the careers of physician-scientists, and the Philanthropy Committee Chair will play a critical role in these efforts.
The Chair will serve an initial 3-year term, joined by a Vice Chair (the current ASCI Secretary-Treasurer) and other ex-officio Council members. In addition, the Chair will be supported by other non-Council volunteer members (to be selected by the Chair with approval of the President) and ASCI staff. As part of donor cultivation, the Chair will be host of an annual donor-recognition dinner in Chicago on the evening prior to the start of the Joint Meeting.
The ASCI anticipates the effort for the Chair to be approximately 5 hours per month. The ASCI will provide reimbursement for travel and related expenses accrued for Committee work, including registration, hotel, and travel for the Joint Meeting.
Those interested should send a CV and a brief (~250-word) statement of interest, including relevant experience, by November 6 to email@example.com.